The word mindfulness, is used more and more frequently in conversation these days. What does mindfulness mean and how do we practice it? Simply stated, mindfulness means paying attention in the present moment without judgment, being kind and compassionate to ourselves. Practicing mindfulness meditation is just as straight forward. Take a seat in a chair or on the floor. Sit well so your spine is long and your upper arms hang next to your torso. Pause for a moment. Relax. Now draw attention to your breath flowing in and out. And keep your mind on your breath. Your mind may wander during this practice, so when you notice that, bring it back to the rhythm of your breath. Pay attention again without judgement. open your eyes when your done.
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